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Jammu, December 23

As Jammu and Kashmir is passing through a tough phase and uncertainty is prevailing everywhere, one of the most senior politicians of the state and a staunch believer and follower of leftist ideology, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Kulgam, believes that PDP-BJP coalition government is bound to have an accident in near future.

He believes, both these parties are sharing power, not based on any ideology or commonalty, but by hook or crook to remain glued to the chair.

“How long they can share the power and how long they can be comfortable each other only the time will tell us. But certainly, the direction they have chosen, the way they are functioning, this seems that sooner or they later they have to face some sort of an accident. As and when it happens, let’s wait for some time,” Tarigami told JK News Today.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader was quick to justify his point by bringing in the recent development during the cabinet meeting where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti staged a walkout on an issue of allotting super time scale to Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officers and bringing them at par with IPS officers.

“This is a very small issue which could have been sorted out at bureaucratic level. CM staging walk out is unprecedented and for the first time this has happened. This has happened because there is no commonality,” he said, adding, “There is a contradiction in their approach, there is a contradiction in the agendas. Naturally this will lead to uncertainty in functioning as well.”

Tarigami reminded the promises made by both these parties during 2014 Assembly elections when PDP had sought votes from people in Kashmir to keep BJP away from power and BJP in Jammu sought votes to liberate Jammu from Kashmir. “There is no commonalty between the two. PDP promised to keep BJP away and BJP wanted to scrap the Article 370 and do whatever to give a government which is headed by Jammu leadership. But that has not happened,” he added.

Speaking about the current phase of unrest in Kashmir valley where people were subjected to extreme conditions since July 8, the MLA Kulgam said, “This is very unfortunate and tragic situation which people of Kashmir are facing primarily. Lot of bloodshed has taken place, lot of suffering has been faced by people of Kashmir and people of J&K on the whole.”

“What is the way out? I have been consistently of this opinion that this uncertainty has been prevailing for last so many decades and unfortunately solutions haven’t come up because of certain unfavourable situations, both inside and outside the country. And the time is that Government of India (GoI) must draw lessons,” he said.

“We have approached PM, President and some opposition leaders as well and sought their intervention and consensus at national level so that some sort of credible process of dialogue to be initiated with all stakeholders, that means with all those who are part of mainstream and with all those sections and platforms which are yet to be part of the democratic process and through a sustained process of dialogue, an acceptable solution can emerge and that will be in the service to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and that will be in the interest of security and well being of the country on the whole,” Tarigami added.

He held PDP-BJP government responsible of the worsening the situation. “Certainly this government has contributed to the worsening of the situation and there is no doubt about that. It has proved to be incapable of handling such situation. But nevertheless, the fact of the matter remains that, this is the product of a process of a neglect and some sort of abandoning the future of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said, adding, “We have only postponed the solutions that has generated more alienation among the people and particularly among the youth. And time tells that all of us must realise that there are huge losses which we have suffered as a people of this state and we have suffered as a nation and at the country level as well. So the solution lies that we must enter in sustained dialogue and seek a solution, that is the spirit of the democracy and that is the essence of parliamentary process. And if we go on delaying it, I am afraid that it will more serious problem in coming days, which we should avoid.”

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